Meaning of “pool” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /puːl/
SWIM [ C ] also swimming pool

A2 an area of water that has been made for people to swim in:

The hotel has two outdoor pools.

B2 a small area of water or a small amount of liquid on a surface:

We dipped our feet in a shallow pool by the rocks.
a pool of blood
GAME [ U ]

B1 a game in which two people use long, thin sticks to hit coloured balls into holes around the edge of a table


a collection of money, people, or equipment that is shared by a group of people:

a car pool for company business

(Definition of “pool noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)